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The Annual Margaret Jarvie Lecture - The race conversation - being aware o...
Fri 26 May 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
What racial differences impose on our minds and bodies as individuals and collectively as a society is challenging and complex. The challenge is often to remain coherent in our thinking and meaning making, and often there is a feeling of being under-resourced to stay with the process. As we talk about race and need to talk about race, it gets harder to talk about race. I want to explore what happens in our minds and also importantly in our bodies in the midst of the race conversation and explore how a mindful approach to our physiological responses might help support us to stay at the contact boundary of our experience and find our voice.
Eugene Ellis trained as an Integrative Arts psychotherapist and has worked for many years with severely traumatised children and their families in the field of adoption and fostering as well as working in private practice. He has a special interest in sensorimotor psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing and other body orientated therapies. Eugene is also the founder of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN), which is the UK's largest independent organisation to specialise in working with Black, African, Asian and Caribbean clients.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception until 8.30pm